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It’s all In the eye in telling a story

It’s all in the eye in telling a story


There are times when you are traveling that you come across your favorite subject to take pictures off. This was the case here. I love old ruins; anything rustic as it is a reminder of the past and even it its run down state it is also a snap shot of the present and the future.


On my photo tours and day workshops, one of the things that I like to stress is for people to tell a story with their pictures. To do this you need to explore the subject, search the angles out and look beyond what is the obvious. By doing this you will grow as a photographer, you will see things in a different light and you will be amazed of the angles and the unlimited photographic opportunities that are in front of you.

There may have been a time when you would have walked right past or just taken the standard shot and that’s it. I have posted several articles about telling a story with your pictures. This is much the same but I just had to post this to show you another example of that story.

When I’m out and about and no matter what it is I’m photographing, I always try to tell that story through pictures. I may not always be successful in doing that, but it is still a lot of fun in looking for the edge in your pictures.

If rustic is your thing, I do have a Forever Rustic Photo Tour that I run each year and what you are exposed to are things rustic which is totally awesome.

What appeals to me with the rustic things, things that are old is that in your pictures you are persevering a little bit of history and min their decayed state , they have their own charm and there will come a day when some of those things will no longer be standing.


Everytime you snap, you have just recorded history. Go tell a story through you pictures. Pete:)



Rustic Tour is run each year.

Pete Dobré

Author Pete Dobré

Pete's photography is self taught. As a young child photography was an interest. His passion for the varying landscapes of Oz comes from frequent visits as a youngster, to his Gandparent's sheep farm in Barmera, a small country town in South Australia. Pete Dobré is a Freelance Photographer who blazes the trail for 6 months each year, capturing awe-inspiring images. Pete's work expresses his creative flair, emotions and love for the natural scapes of Australia. He remembers the hot day when he was 8, leaving town for the farm. His parents had an old car. Within about 2 kilometres of reaching the farm gate, they were bogged on a small red sand dune. The flies were buzzing continuously and the heat was beating down. Sticks, leaves and branches were wedged under the back tyres, to get the car moving. His mum was in a panic but Pete thought that it was exciting. From that moment he knew that he loved being out in creation, with the sense of adventure in the wild. This is where Pete's passion began. Photography for Pete is an expressive means for visual communication. He says, 'There is never a boring moment in my work. There is always something to photograph and I love being creative. The only limit to creativity is a lack of creativity.' Pete's aim as a photographer is to present images that provoke and stimulate the mind, to capture God's awesome creation and to share this with others. If Pete can do a little justice to God's creativity, then he is quietly satisfied. As a photographer Pete's inspiration and passion for his work comes from knowing God who created everything in the beginning. Knowing God, the Creator gives more substance and meaning to what he captures on film. Pete sees his role as freezing a moment in time and history which will never be repeated exactly the same again. The light, clouds and seasons will always be different. Pete's love for natural conditions at different times of the day, displaying varying moods and cloud formations makes his work very special and eye catching.

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